What Do Criminals Deserve

@inproceedings{Husak2016WhatDC,
  title={What Do Criminals Deserve},
  author={Douglas Husak},
  year={2016}
}
I attempt to specify the precise role played by desert in a justification of state punishment. To this end, I contrast the questions that must be resolved from those that need not be addressed at all or cannot be answered to anyone's satisfaction. I argue that much can be learned about the justification of state punishment by focusing on situations in which persons react appropriately to culpable wrongdoing perpetrated by non-state actors. I conclude that the greatest difficulty for desert… CONTINUE READING